Preselection results

(alphabetical order)

ALIYEV JAMAL
ANTIKAINEN BEATA
ARIAS DANIEL
AVANESYAN SEVAK
BACELAR SOPHIA
BASILE AUSLÄNDER
BECK MICHAL
CHO YOON-KYUNG
COHEN WEISSERT ELIA
COSTIUC NATALIA
DÍAZ ALEJANDRA
DONG-YEOL LEE
FERULEVA ANASTASIA
FUJII JUNKO
FUNG ZLATOMIR
HALLIKAINEN MARKUS
HEUPEL MICHAEL
HORIE MAKIO
JEONG WOOCHAN
JEONGHEON NAM
KAMIMURA AYANO
KIM STANISLAS
KIM BUMJUN
KOBEKINA ANASTASIA
KOSHKINA ANNA
KRASTEV ATANAS
LAI BENJAMIN
LEE SUJIN
LEE HAN
LEE KYUNGJUN
LEE GILJAE
LEE KANG-HYUN
LEE MINJIN
LOMAKOV GEORGIY
MACHEREL CONSTANTIN
MIN CHAN HEUNG
PERLOVA ALEKSANDRA
PETR VÁCLAV
POPOV DANILA
RABBANI ALDANGOR
RAYMOND-FRISET NOEMIE
SCHMIDT-BARTHA FLORIAN
SONG MINJE
STANKOWSKY ENDRE
STASEVSKIJ LUKAS
STOROJENCO ION
SUNGGEUN PARK
UNGERLEIDER TAVI
UREÑA HEVIA GABRIEL
VAN KEULEN VOLODIA
XIE TIAN
YI YOONHA
ZHANG NADUO

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Laureates of the competitions members of the World Federation of International Music Competitions:

OCTAVIAN LUP (George Enescu International Competition)
MON-PUO LEE (Isangyun Competition)
CLARA POUVREAU (Bach Competition)

Cello Section Rules

I. CALENDAR

The George Enescu Internatonal Cello Competition consists of two eliminatory rounds, semifinal and final.

The drawing of lots will take place on September 3, 2016.

The first round (eliminatory), will take place on September 4, 5 and 6, 2016.
Duration of the programme: approx. 25 minutes.

The second round (eliminatory), will take place on September 8 and 9, 2016.
Duration of the programme: approx. 40 minutes.

The Semifinal will take place on September 11, 2016.
Duration of the programme: approx. 40 minutes.

The rehearsal with the orchestra for the final round of the Competition will take place on September 12, 2016.

The Final round will take place on September 13, 2016.

The results of each Round will be announced by the Competition Secretariat after the end of each, immediately after the ruling of the Jury.

II. REPERTOIRE

The repertoire included in the registration form by the competitor is final and cannot be changed.
Each competitor will establish the order of the works to be performed in each round.
The repertoire shall be performed without scores, except Sonatas for Cello and Piano and works composed by George Enescu.

First Round

1. A Caprice or Etude chosen by the competitor, among:
– Alfredo Piatti op.25 (no.2, 6 or 10)
– David Popper op.73 (no.29 or 33)

2. Bach - a Prelude chosen by the competitor from:
– Suites no.4, 5 or 6

3. Haydn – The first part with Cadenza chosen by the competitor among the following Concertos:
– Concerto no.1 in C Major (Hob VII b:1)
– Concerto no.2 in D Major (Hob VII b:2)

Second Round

1. A work chosen by the competitor among:
– Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata
– Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sonata op.58 no.2 in D Major

2. A solo piece chosen by the competitor among:
– Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Cello
– Hindemith: Sonata op.25 no.3 for Solo Cello
– Penderecki: Divertimento for Solo Cello
– Crumb: Sonata for Solo Cello

Semifinal

1. Enescu: Sonata in F minor ( posthumous work)

2. A virtuosity piece chosen by the competitor among:
– David Popper: Elfentanz, Spinning Song
– Karl Davydov: At the Fountain
– M. Rostropovich: Humoresque op.5

3. A piece chosen by the competitor among:
– Debussy: Sonata in d minor for Cello and Piano
– Britten: Sonata op.65 in C major for Cello and Piano

Final (concert with orchestra)

A Concerto for Cello and Orchestra chosen by the competitor among: Dvorak, Elgar, Prokofiev (Simfonia Concertante in E minor op.125), Shostakovich (Concerto no. 1 op. 107), Enescu (Simfonia Concertante op.8).

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    Marin Cazacu

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